January 22, 2013
Ray Lewis, Randy Moss look to go out on top at Super Bowl
By BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Randy Moss shakes hands with head coach Jim Harbaugh after they defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. (Reuters)

This Super Bowl is becoming an odyssey into absolution.

It is about second chances and last chances. And, we’re not talking just about Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, looking to crown a Hall of Fame career with another championship.

This is the Salvation Bowl for others less chronicled then Lewis.

It is about Joe Flacco finally earning his long-sought stamp of approval as a quarterback who ranks among the elite in the game.

It is about Randy Moss, former Pro Bowl invitee but now largely forgotten, still seeking ­— as a bit player with the 49ers — his first Super Bowl ring. And, it is about place kicker David Akers looking for a road to vindication.

Akers is coming off a horrid season, including another missed field goal in the NFC championship game. He is barely hanging on to his job, with the 49ers having already looked once at Billy Cundiff in the past few weeks as a possible replacement.



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